IVDR & Risk Management

We all know that Risk Management is an important part of a medical device’s quality management system. It also plays an important role in establishing objective evidence for the conformity with the General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR) of the EU 2017/746 (IVDR) IVD Medical Device Regulation. When carrying out a risk assessment, the state-of-the-art …

Performance Evaluation Under EU 2017/746/ IVDR

Performance evaluation (PE) is an important part of design validation and technical documentation required to place an in vitro diagnostic device (IVD) on the EU market. Article 56 of the EU 2017/746 In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) requires manufacturers to prepare a performance evaluation report to demonstrate the safety and performance according to the manufacturer’s …

Medical Device Software Life Cycle Management

The increased validation requirements of MDR (EU 2017/745) bring new challenges to the manufacturers of devices utilizing software and standalone software which are considered as medical device in line with the Article 2 of the MDR. EN/IEC 62304:2006/A1:2015 is a basis standard which defines requirements for Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes. In addition …

MDR Clinical Evaluation Requirements

MDR Clinical Evaluation Requirements including clinical investigation are defined on Chapter VI, Annex XIV and Annex XV respectively. As you know, to CE Mark a medical device under MDR, the importance of obtaining clinical data and evaluation is extremely important. Especially for implantable and Class III devices manufacturers shall implement a very carefully designed PMCF …

PMCF, PMS and PSUR Requirements

PMCF (Post Market Clinical Follow-Up) is maybe one of the most challenging new MDR (EU 2017/745) requirements. As many of you know, MDR has increased requirements for clinical evaluation and market surveillance.  The importance of the clinical data shows its effects for post market surveillance as a more detailed PMCF process. Of course this shall …

US FDA 510 K Submission – How to prepare a 510 K File?

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the legal authority to establish rules and regulation for the use of medical devices within the United States. According to Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act products falling within the scope of medical devices, shall be registered in FDA database. In that sense, FDA 510 K clearance is required for …

Implant Card Requirements of MDR

Implant card (IC) is one of the new requirements of the MDR – EU 2017/745. The requirements specified in Article 18 will bring new challenges to the daily life of the implantable device manufacturers. The guidance MDCG 2019-8 includes useful hints, which will help the manufacturers during design of an IC. Before diving into details …

ISO 13485 Quality Management System

ISO 13485:2016 is a quality management standard for medical devices. This standard provides a basis for the quality management system in parallel to the EU MDR and other international regulatory changes which occurred since the second revision of the standard. On the other hand, this 2016 revision brought requirements closer to the US FDA expectations, …

ISO 14971 Risk Management Process

The ISO 14971 Risk Management standard defines principles for a risk management process of medical devices. The requirements given in this standard help manufacturers to comply with the main regulations. So, by implementing an ISO 14971 Risk Management Process you can have a big step in your EU MDR, IVDR or FDA certification route. The …

MDSAP – MEDICAL DEVICE SINGLE AUDIT PROGRAM

The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) is led by Australian TGA, Brazilian ANVISA, Health Canada, US FDA and Japanese MHLW to implement a program where Auditing Organizations (AO) can conduct a single audit of a medical device manufacturer’s quality management system that will satisfy the requirements of the medical device regulatory authorities participating in …